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The Tahiti Petrels Night on Mt. Lata, Ta'u. National Park of American Samoa

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01.mp3 1. Tahiti petrel moans-ground calls 4 minutes 4 seconds 3.84 MB MP3 View/Open
02.mp3 2. Rain and baby-like petrel call 45 seconds 733.68 kB MP3 View/Open
03.mp3 3. Dueting, wheezing petrel ground calls 5 minutes 34 seconds 5.24 MB MP3 View/Open
04.mp3 4. Insistent shrieking hoarse petrel calls 1 minute 59 seconds 1.89 MB MP3 View/Open
05.mp3 5. Sharp whistles, mule-like petrel calls 2 minutes 19 seconds 2.19 MB MP3 View/Open
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06.mp3 6. Known petrel #3. Female? 447 g. feathers collected 2.68 MB MP3 View/Open
07.mp3 7. Cave drip, haunted place 478.98 kB MP3 View/Open
08.mp3 8. Rain and aerial petrel calls taped with parabolic mic 1.87 MB MP3 View/Open
09.mp3 9. Wall of whistles 19 minutes 37 seconds 18.42 MB MP3 View/Open
10.mp3 10. Aerial recording, Mino and Mark talk, almost fall off cliff 1 minute 13 seconds 1.16 MB MP3 View/Open
11.mp3 11. Cicadas and petrel whistles 55 seconds 878.17 kB MP3 View/Open
12.mp3 12. Cicada and petrel moaning, cicadas end for night 17 minutes 12 seconds 16.15 MB MP3 View/Open
13.mp3 13. Surf noise from valley below; echoes of seabirds off cliff 2 minutes 31 seconds 2.39 MB MP3 View/Open
14.mp3 14. Fruit bats, cicadas and wattled honeyeaters. Samoan choir with village noises 9 minutes 34 seconds 9.03 MB MP3 View/Open
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Item Summary

Title:The Tahiti Petrels Night on Mt. Lata, Ta'u. National Park of American Samoa
Authors:Rauzon, Mark
French Polynesia--Tahiti (Island)
Date Issued:01 Dec 2003
Publisher:Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation:Rauzon, Mark J. December 2003. Tahiti Petrels Night on Mt. Lata, Ta'u. National Park of American Samoa (recording). Technical Report, 131. Honolulu, HI. 71 minutes and 7 seconds
Series:Technical Report;131
Abstract:The 3000' foot summit of the island of Ta'u is Mt. Lata, a vine and tree fern forest whipped by wind, fog and rain. Two thousand foot cliffs from the south side of the summit to the valley floor below. Before darkness settles in, cicadas pulse a busy-signal before quieting for the night. Fruit bats and wattles honeyeaters are also voices in the forest. After dark, Tahiti petrels, large black and white seabirds, return from feeding at sea and fly around Mt. Lata before landing and visiting their nests under the roots of the dense vegetation. Audubon shearwaters also join the choir of petrel whistles and shrieks. This CD is an aural window into the ancient past when Polynesia was only populated with seabirds, fruit bats and other things that go bump in the night. Recorded in Dec. 2001 and 2002, using a parabolic dish to amplify calls below the cliff. Surf and wind noise have been filtered out so the birds calls can be more readily hear.
Description:Coversion of a compact disc recording into an Mp3 fomat (this allows compression of sounds into a very small file, to enable digital storage and transmission).
Pages/Duration:71 minutes
Rights:CC0 1.0 Universal
Appears in Collections: The PCSU and HPI-CESU Technical Reports 1974 - current

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